La Fortuna

La Fortuna

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La Fortuna’s history is intimately connected with the Arenal Volcano. When the volcano violently erupted on the morning of July 29th, 1968, it spewed ash, rocks and gas for three consecutive days. As the smoke cleared, the villages of Tabacon, Pueblo Nuevo, and San Luis were found buried under the debris, with 87 people dead. Out of this tragedy, La Fortuna (The Fortune) was born as the central town in the Arenal Volcano area.
La Fortuna is situated 16 miles (26 km) from Ciudad Quesada and 75 miles (120 km) from San José. The drive from San José takes around 2.5 to 3 hours. There are, however, several side trips along the way that are worth exploring, including the Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens (see our Driving Map to Arenal). Within La Fortuna there are many hotels to choose from, most of which are conveniently located near restaurants, internet cafes and the town center. The hotels that are outside of the town’s boundaries are more expensive, but they offer great volcano views and more amenities than those near the center of town. La Fortuna has a number of good restaurants and bars, as well as banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, gift shops and more.
The La Fortuna and Arenal area has a wide range of activities, including horseback riding, whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, hiking, canopy tours, cave explorations, and more. Visitors will sure enjoy relaxing at the La Fortuna Waterfall or at the area’s various hot springs. Arenal is the adventure center of Costa Rica, and as such it’s difficult to get the full experience in less than three days.

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    Arenal Kioro

    Arenal Kioro

    , La Fortuna
    Arenal Kioro@ Arenal Kioro offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano.Th More info
    Arenal Manoa Hot Spring

    Arenal Manoa Hot Spring

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    Arenal Manoa Hot Spring@ The Hotel Arenal Manoa is the result of a huge family effort. The Cedeño fa More info
    Arenal Observatory Lodge

    Arenal Observatory Lodge

    , La Fortuna
    Arenal Observatory Lodge is one of the closest hotels to the Arenal Volcano. The view to this coloss More info
    Arenal Paraiso Hotel

    Arenal Paraiso Hotel

    , La Fortuna
    Arenal Paraiso Hotel has a unique charm, combined with the Paradise of the majestic Arenal Volcano a More info
    Arenal Springs Resort & Spa

    Arenal Springs Resort & Spa

    , La Fortuna
    Arenal Springs Hotel is located just 5 miles away from the town of La Fortuna on the way towards the More info
    Arenal Volcano Inn

    Arenal Volcano Inn

    , La Fortuna
    Arenal Volcano Inn@ The Arenal Volcano Inn is a 25 room hotel surrounded by exotic nature that can b More info
    Casa Luna Hotel

    Casa Luna Hotel

    , La Fortuna
    Casa Luna Hotel & Spa concept derives from a 100% nature loving consciousness, and the vision of More info
    Hotel Arenal Lodge

    Hotel Arenal Lodge

    , La Fortuna
    Without a doubt what truly impacts you about Hotel Arenal Lodge is the incredible panoramic view to More info
    Hotel Heliconias

    Hotel Heliconias

    , La Fortuna
    Hotel Heliconias@ Hotel Heliconias is a hotel in the area of Arenal Costa Rica, we have 6 Bungalows More info
    HOTEL LA CHOZA INN

    HOTEL LA CHOZA INN

    , La Fortuna10 / 10
    HOTEL LA CHOZA INN located in La Fortuna, this hotel is close to the rock pools , Arenal  Adventure More info
    Hotel La Fortuna

    Hotel La Fortuna

    , La Fortuna
     Hotel La Fortuna Hotel La Fortuna is located in the center of La Fortuna near to the Arenal Volcano More info
    Hotel Linda Vista

    Hotel Linda Vista

    El Castillo , La Fortuna
    Hotel Linda Vista, Arenal Volcano and Lake View, Immerse yourself in the most unique and beautiful s More info
    Hotel Magic Mountain

    Hotel Magic Mountain

    , La Fortuna
    Hotel Magic Mountain@ This property offers a prime location, panoramic Volcano views, luxury accommo More info
    Hotel Nayara Spring Gardens

    Hotel Nayara Spring Gardens

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    Hotel Nayara Spring Gardens@ Nayara Hotel & Gardens is a luxury boutique hotel located in the ar More info
    Lomas del Volcan

    Lomas del Volcan

    , La Fortuna
    Hotel Lomas del Volcan offers the coziness of a mountain hotel, far from the main road and completel More info
    Lost Iguana Resort

    Lost Iguana Resort

    , La Fortuna
    Lost Iguana Resort is a luxurious mountain hotel; you can expect special detail and attention not of More info
    Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa

    Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa

    , La Fortuna
    Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa offers the ultimate vacation experience for those seeking a tropic More info
    Royal Corin Hot Spring Resort

    Royal Corin Hot Spring Resort

    La Palma, La Fortuna
    Royal Corin Hot Spring Resort@ Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa is the best answer if you are looki More info
    Springs Resort & Spa

    Springs Resort & Spa

    , La Fortuna
    Springs Resort & Spa Springs Resort & Spa is a hotel that opened its doors in the middle of More info
    Tabacon Resort & Spa

    Tabacon Resort & Spa

    , La Fortuna
    Tabacon Resort & Spa have a Boasting beautifully landscaped gardens, elegantly designed hot spri More info

    Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

    Arenal Volcano Hiking Tour

    Arenal Volcano Hiking Tour

    La Fortuna
    Arenal Volcano Hiking Tour  Termals Baldi ( 3 PM ) Leaving from the town of la Fortuna we will head More info
    ATV TOUR ADRENALINA

    ATV TOUR ADRENALINA

    La Fortuna
    The Quads Adventure ATV tour not only gives you the opportunity for adventure and fun but also inclu More info
    Bird Watching

    Bird Watching

    La Fortuna
    Costa Rica has long been famous among serious bird watchers, but many people who would never conside More info
    Caño Negro Tour

    Caño Negro Tour

    La Fortuna
    Caño Negro Tour@ Caño Negro Tour@ Caño Negro Tour@ Eagle Tour invite you to share with us one the be More info
    Celeste River

    Celeste River

    La Fortuna
    We will leave La fortuna at 7:30 AM on one of the most interesting adventures in the region. Breakfa More info
    Chato Hill Expedition

    Chato Hill Expedition

    La Fortuna
    Chato Hill Expedition Chato Hill Expedition Expedition to Chato Hill is a great tour, the peak is kn More info
    Combo Tour Arenal

    Combo Tour Arenal

    La Fortuna
    Combination Hinging Bridges – Water Fall – With Arenal Tabacon And Dinner At Arenal Hinging Bridges, More info
    Hanging Bridges Tour

    Hanging Bridges Tour

    La Fortuna
    We’d love to invite you all to visit our beautiful facilities near one of the most active volcanoes More info
    Horseback Riding Arenal Volcano

    Horseback Riding Arenal Volcano

    La Fortuna
    Horseback Riding Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding Arenal Volcano, This tour begins with a one an a ha More info
    Venado Caves

    Venado Caves

    La Fortuna
    Another option for a half-day tour are the Venado Caves where in between the darkness, the bats, the More info
    White Water Rafting

    White Water Rafting

    La Fortuna
    Balsa River   Arenal Rafting’s Class III White Water Rafting trip is on the beautiful Balsa Riv More info
    Toyota Yaris

    Toyota Yaris

    Price per day $ 55
    Car typeSedan
    Max people5
    Door count4
    TransmissionManual
    Air-conditioned?Yes
    Unlimited mileage?No